“Apple Inc and Facebook Inc will help pay for female employees to freeze their eggs, signaling a willingness to spend enormous sums on perks and benefits in a race to acquire top-flight talent,” Christina Farr reports for Reuters.
“From January, Apple will pay both full- and part-time employees up to $20,000 for procedure and storage costs for female employees to freeze their eggs,” Farr reports. “‘We continue to expand our benefits for women, with a new extended maternity leave policy, along with cryopreservation and egg storage as part of our extensive support for infertility treatments,’ Apple said in a statement. ‘We want to empower women at Apple to do the best work of their lives as they care for loved ones and raise their families.'”
Farr reports, “Apple recently introduced new benefits including extended parental leave.”
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